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If you're familiar with M.2 SSDs, then you know that the standard sizes are named "M.2-2280", "M.2-2230", and so on. The last half of the number refers to the length of a drive's PCB, so an "M.2-2280" SSD is 80 millimeters long. M.2 SSDs officially can be up to 110mm in length, or as short as 30mm. The first half... Read more...
The pursuit of internet privacy is something akin to an ever-evolving game of Whac-A-Mole, as new tracking techniques are revealed by researchers and addressed by privacy-preserving tools. Fortunately, there are a great many privacy tools available and under active development. DuckDuckGo offers a number of such... Read more...
Apple is in preparations for its WWWDC 2022 keynote that will likely introduce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9, and more. The Apple event is scheduled to take place on June 6, 2022. The tech giant's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WDDC) is typically when Apple announces major software updates, and at times to tease new hardware that's Read more...
Are you a Meta Quest 2 user who uses their PC to play higher fidelity VR games? Have you noticed a bit of judder and stutter in your headset if you're on Windows 11? You're not alone, and there's a fix. It is a problem that has plagued Windows 11 virtual reality users since the launch of the operating system in May... Read more...
Now is your chance to add every BioShock game ever made, in remastered form, to your games library without spending a cent. Or a dime or a dollar, or any money at all. For the next week, BioShock: The Collection is up grabs at no cost, you just have to claim it before the freebie offer expires. Then it's yours to keep... Read more...
Barring any regulatory hurdles, Broadcom is buying virtualization giant VMware for around $61 billion in a cash and stock transaction, the two companies announced today. The sale amount is based on the closing price of Broadcom's common stock on May 25, 2022, and as part of the deal the company will assume VMware's $8... Read more...
A group of Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot. The crab robot is just a half-millimeter wide, which is narrower than a US coin, but can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and even jump. The field of robotics has seen engineers and researchers finding new... Read more...
During an investor briefing, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan offered a blunt assessment of the PS5 stock situation, saying Sony's ability to supply the market with its latest-generation console is "the one area where we've fallen short of expectations." In the next breath, however, he promised that... Read more...
Gaming headsets, in an effort to stand out from regular headphones, often sport flamboyant designs with harsh angles, polygonal shapes, and RGB LEDs. However, this styling trend can put off some gamers who have more subdued tastes or simply don’t like the stealth-fighter-Christmas-tree look. Fortunately, HyperX... Read more...
NASA's Earth Observatory has shared an image of one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific. A 2015 scientific expedition found two species of sharks, including hammerheads, living in the submerged crater and earned the underwater volcano the nickname "Sharkcano." Kavachi Volcano, located in the... Read more...
We have a special guest joining us today for our 2.5 Geeks livestream, Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing at AMD. He'll be joining us to discuss everything AMD revealed during its Computex 2022 keynote. That means we'll be prodding for some juicy details Zen 4 and its accompanying 600 series chipsets... Read more...
What a shocker—a social media giant misused its users’ data. It appears that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not allowing at least one of those giants to entirely get away with its behavior. The FTC is fining Twitter $150 million USD for deceptively collecting users’ data and using it for targeted... Read more...
NVIDIA continues to generate record revenue from its two biggest earners, those being its data center and gaming divisions, and in that order for the first time that we're aware of. They combined to help propel NVIDIA's first quarter earnings for its fiscal 2023 period to $8.29 billion, the most it's ever accumulated... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, extreme overclockers have found frustration with Intel's latest LGA socket and it's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) because it bends the CPUs ever-so-slightly, creating an air gap in the middle and preventing proper thermal transfer. It's not really a problem for your run-of-the-mill... Read more...
Research from earlier this year showed that hackers can remotely unlock and start Honda and Acura vehicles by exploiting a vulnerability in the remote keyless system. However, cybercriminals targeting the automotive industry don’t have to steal your car when they can steal something potentially more valuable: your... Read more...
It is almost that time again, the time in which here in the United States we celebrate those who fought for the safety of our nation, Memorial Day. Except we're not talking about that, we're talking about a fictional version of the world and the video game series associated with it. That's right, another year, another... Read more...
If you managed to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 console and have been holding off buying a second controller, now is the time. The DualSense (voted best controller of all time) has never been cheaper than it is right now, and in a variety of color options, too. The discount is part of Sony's wide ranging Days of... Read more...
Did you read our piece on AMD's announcements at Computex? There wasn't a ton of new information, but we did get some juicy details on the red team's upcoming Zen 4 processors and the chipsets that said processors will use, among other things. If you haven't read it, go ahead and do so, because there's important... Read more...
You may have lugged around a backpack with a laptop inside, but what if the backpack was the PC? That's the idea behind Zotac's VR GO, a wearable PC that's again been upgraded. The latest iteration—VR GO 4.0—packs an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor paired with discrete NVIDIA RTX graphics, though interestingly... Read more...
Anyone who has ever asked for a case recommendation in the past several years has most likely been told to check out NZXT's H710 lineup. The H710 is a super popular mid-tower series, and while not perfect, is certainly a serviceable and attractive solution for a DIY build. It's also now officially dated, because NZXT... Read more...
We are *this* much closer to getting a home very similar to the one featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House. Dyson revealed it is working on several robot prototypes (and has been, in secret, for the past decade) that would complete household chores. The hope is that these products will "[save]... Read more...
LG Electronics has introduced its newest UltraGear gaming monitor lineup, and it includes a 48-inch 4K beast. The new monitors are said to incorporate an all-new design language, the latest display tech and a range of gaming and connectivity features. According to a press release by LG, the latest lineup brings the... Read more...
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